Hot, healthy, homemade & Local, The Refectory Café was established in 2005 focused on providing high quality meals comprised of clean ingredients using as much local product as possible. Open for breakfast, lunch & brunch 7 days a week, dinner service Monday-Saturday.

The award-winning Refectory Café’s “claim to fame” is the extraordinary quality of the menu items that cater to all diets. The highly energetic staff loves what they do; providing a high quality dining experience in a clean and joyful environment. Dinner service transforms the café into a casual fine dining establishment with a full bar, fine wines and table service. Indoor and patio dining (with infrared heaters).

Reservations always accepted at:

Dinner $30

First Course Choose one

  • Calamari GF, NF

    Rice flour, Buttermilk fried with house-made marinara

  • Hoisin brussels sprouts DF, NF,VN

    Flash-fried, tossed in a hoisin-tamari glaze

  • Vegan gluten free chili

    voted "Best Chili in Durham"

Second Course choose one

  • Crispy Duck Leg

    Roasted squash, fennel, wilted greens served with a black pepper-cherry gastrique.

  • Seafood Risotto NF GF

    Shrimp, calamari and Mahi, grilled asparagus, bell peppers

  • Vegan Ratatouille VN, NF, GF

    French Provencal stewed vegetable dish with crispy Anson Mills grit cakes - freshly milled, considered by many to be the "best in the world"!

Third Course

  • Your choice house-made dessert

Pair with our Fede Barbera or Pinot Grigio for $5 more!